Knox Railroad engine number 6 at Union Station, 1924.
Knox Railroad engine number 6 at Union Station, 1924.
Union Historical Society will offer a history of the railroads that served the community for 39 years as its monthly program on Wednesday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Town House, on Town House Road in Union. Board member Jeff Nims will give a PowerPoint presentation of 60 photos and images scanned from the scrapbook created by Holman Robbins and his daughter Faye of Union. Robbins began working on the railroad at the age of 13 as a spare fireman and was the engineer when passenger service was discontinued in 1932. A history of the railroad and anecdotes from the writings of Linwood Moody are included. Moody, also of Union, worked on other railroads, and was a professional photographer and editor of three railroad magazines. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, call 785-5444.